Explore a silk village to discover Vietnam’s long history of silk making and learn every step of the fascinating process, from silkworm-cocoon to stunning silk garments. Then visit some of Hoi An’s most interesting ancient houses and sites before trying your hand at traditional lantern making on this full day tour in Hoi An.
● Visit a traditional Quang Nam house to learn the story of sericulture (silk weaving)
● Visit ancient mulberry gardens and a silkworm breeding house
● Learn how to feed the silkworms and unravel silkworm cocoons using traditional methods
● Watch textile workers weave silk into beautiful garments
● Discover the handicrafts of Champa people and learn how to make traditional textiles
● Tour some of Hoi An’s most interesting ancient sites, learning about them as you go
● Take part in a hands-on traditional lantern making workshop
Pick up from your hotel and head to Hoi An Silk Village to explore the craft sericulture. Continue to admire the collection of Vietnamese Ao Dai and costumes of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Visit the ancient Champa mulberry and traditional mulberry garden. Learn how to feed the silkworm and see the silkworm cocoons. Explore the unraveled silkworm cocoons in the traditional way. Discover the traditional handicraft textile of Champa and learn how to make Champa peoples traditional textile crafts. Visit the Vietnamese traditional silk weave house “Cua Dien Textile Machine”. Relax in the lush green mulberry garden and enjoy the light lunch packed with local specialties.
In the afternoon, we will move on to the home of a local lantern craftsman. There, we will have a hands-on workshop to learn the traditional art of lantern making. Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of nine traditional craft villages in Vietnam. You will be taught how to make lanterns with the enthusiastic instructions from the craft men. Then, we will visit the Nguyen Thai Hoc Street where many lanterns are also displayed. Whilst walking along this street, we drop at a small café to enjoy coffee and contemplate the lanterns. Next stop is the Japanese Covered Bridge; we will visit this site and take photos with your own lanterns.
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